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Relationships: the Real Deal

Relationships: the Real Deal A two-day workshop that will transform your relationships Relationships impact every aspect of our lives and ultimately are the single biggest factor correlating to health, happiness, and long life. This workshop will provide you with a new view of all your relationships, business, family, friends, and love, and access to new…

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Article in Newsroom Panama, posted January 7, 2017

Celebrating 10 years of community giving Posted on January 7, 2017 in Coming Events, Panama Starr and Steve, fpr whom retirement means involvement By Lourdes Quijada THE INVITATION  reads: “You are invited to the biggest  party of them all”  which for those who   have experienced any of the  events raising funds for Finca La Maya Community programs that means…

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Celebration of 10 years community programs at Finca La Maya

Finca La Maya will host a commemorative celebration on Saturday, 14 January, 3 -7 pm. The party is primarily to thank ALL who have supported and participated in TEN years of Finca La Maya’s free educational and cultural programs for our beach communities. We hope everyone will be able to come JOIN the FUN! Admission is free. There will be activities for the whole…

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Big party Saturday 14 January 2017

In 2007, the community programs began at Finca La Maya. As you know, there have been so many events, so many lessons, so many parties and community activities over the years. Remembering all of the events is impossible, let alone decide which ones were the best… there were so many! Maybe the Christmas parties, or…

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Party with the artists!

Art and Christmas Bazaar at Finca La Maya Local talent and artists in our beach communities have a unique opportunity to display and sell their work. Local residents can enjoy that unique opportunity to find original handcrafted Christmas gifts for family and friends. On Saturday, December 5th, Finca La Maya is hosting an Art and…

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English for National Police

National Police seek to enhance English Language Skills. Article by Judy Whaling On September 18, 2015, Major Leslie Howard of the National Police, approved a plan to provide English language instruction to the police officers who serve from the police division based in Chame and San Carlos. Major Howard arranged a community information meeting for…

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Always news at Finca La Maya…

Year after year FLM Community Programs are making a difference Exciting things continue at Finca La Maya’s Community Programs. Because of you, our supporters near and far, many poor Panamanian families lives are being changed for the better! Every Saturday, for more than seven years now, we host our free classes: three levels of English, Art…

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Kids build their own city!

One day one of our supporters showed up with an unusual donation for our art class at Finca La Maya: a large box full of several hundred empty cigarette hard-packs!  As on every Saturday, our Art for Kids class is always looking for interesting new projects to do together. These projects are not only creating…

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FLM helps launch new Community Center

Language, music, art and song come to Coronado!  On Saturday, May 3 the first classes will be offered at the new Coronado Community Center (“CCC”). CCC is located above Multibank in the Village Mall (Machetazo) and plans are in progress to host new activities in coming months: language classes, cultural presentations, art, music and chorus!…

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The Sound of Music: music lessons come to FLM!

Two special Saturdays of music: 5 and 12 April, 2014 Wonderful things continue to evolve at Finca La Maya! The next special events will be two days of music: singing, lessons, and playing instruments for students in classes at La Maya every Saturday. Thanks to the generosity and talent of Janice and Elmore Stuart, this…

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Finca La Maya English Students get wet!

It was certainly not learning-as-usual for the English classes last Saturday at Finca La Maya. With donations from a local business and private sponsors, La Maya organized a fabulous excursion day for the students who regularly attend any of the five levels of free English classes. At 9 a.m. on 2 February twenty-six students, a…

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La Maya volunteers bring Christmas fiesta to local families

Everyone loves a great party, especially kids! Each year in December volunteers, teachers and students in Finca La Maya’s classes celebrate their efforts and progress with a big Gingerbread House Party. The event was started years ago by a dearly beloved volunteer and continues to be much-anticipated by the children. But this year the activity…

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Exciting progress for students at La Maya Community Programs

Exciting progress for students at La Maya Community Programs Finca La Maya is bursting with activity as free programs continue to draw students to classes every Saturday. The popular English language courses are packed every morning and the afternoon classes have numerous activities including Art for Kids and a Computer course. University students are learning…

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Laptop Angel?…are you one?

…and we’re not talking dancing! Students in our free community programs need laptops! We have the teacher and the students are eager to learn. Right now they need your donation of a functioning laptop (not desktop) computer. Rich Sumwalt and Vicki Oberstadt recently donated computers. The new computer class will be taught by volunteer Rich…

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Big Success for St. Patty’s Day fundraiser at Finca La Maya

All of us at Finca La Maya – children, students, volunteers and teachers – send a very big thank you and congratulations for your participation in our success at last Saturday’s fundraiser. We are so fortunate to have so many generous supporters in our wonderful community! A big crowd turned out and everyone participated in…

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Our Community Programs

The entire country of Panama has only one public library and it is located in Panama City! That means that most of the rest of the country has little or no access to books whatsoever, except perhaps those who live in the city or attend private schools. After two years of fundraising, construction is finally…

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FLM to Host Popular “FUN-raiser” in San Carlos

Come join the fun and help Panama’s interior communities! All are invited to attend the now-famous Finca La Maya benefit on Saturday 26 February, 3-7 pm. Festivities will include visits to La Maya’s classrooms and bilingual library, live music, children performing folkloric dances, refreshments, and surprise entertainment. A silent auction will include fabulous offerings such…

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FLM Library Opening is a Big Success!

The inauguration of new community library and Dell computer lab at Finca La Maya was a success! Books were donated, the auction sensational, and live jazz and mariachi bands were enjoyed by all. Not only were adults and volunteers excited for this event, but children were eager to take the first steps within, as soon…

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Free Family Movie Night premieres at Finca La Maya

Finca La Maya, a Cultural Arts & Events Center will launch its first free family movie night at its onsite classroom and workshop facility near San Carlos, Panama. The premiere event will be on Saturday June 7, 2008. Doors open at 5pm and the film will begin at 6 pm. The event will be the…

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Benefit Concert

Finca La Maya, a Cultural Arts & Events Center near San Carlos, Panama, is hosting a concert and gourmet buffet to benefit a new community library. The concert and dinner party will be on December 15, 2007 at 4 pm. The festivities and concert will feature celebrated Panamanian guitarist, Cutito Larrinaga. Larrinaga is a legend…

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La Maya Arts Center Offers Free Classes to Communities in Panama

Finca La Maya Center for the Arts offers free courses to local families. Finca La Maya’s goal is to enhance education and cultural opportunities for local Panamanians. Most primary schools in Panama’s smaller, poorer “interior” (rural) communities cannot afford to hire teachers or provide materials for English or art instruction for their classrooms. With new…

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